CASPER SKULLS PREMIERE “COLOUR OF THE OUTSIDE” VIDEO
It’s been an exciting 6 months for Casper Skulls in the wake of the release of their debut LP Mercy Works. The album, which was released on Buzz Records last November set the Toronto band on months of touring across North America, sharing stages with the likes of Land of Talk, Weaves, Charly Bliss, And The Kids and Shame.
Casper Skulls are currently wrapping up a West Coast tour, and just finished a KEXP session where the band premiered the video for “Colour of Outside,” a track from their debut. It’s the second new video from the band in two days, following their Audiotree session which premiered April 25th, and according to Casper Skulls’ Neil Bednis, was filmed in the basement of a copy center in his hometown of Sudbury, Ontario, a setting that resonates with the song’s dystopian themes.
Lyrically “Colour of the Outside” was a real collaborative effort between Melanie and I,” Bednis says. “We wanted to depict a dystopian future; a feeling of helplessness and anxiety. Once we actually started performing the song we realized that the song more so depicts the time we’re living in now.
“The video for the song was completely Shawn Kosmerly’s brainchild. We drove up to our hometown in Sudbury, Ont. and filmed the video in the basement of a copying center. Shawn reflected how we wrote the song by having the first half being shot in what appears to be some sort of weird room and then cutting to the reality in which we’re just in a warehouse. He did a bunch of cool things like the first shot which is a curtain filmed super close up with weird lighting or in the bridge taking a piece of broken glass and passing it in front of a mirror creating a cool split screen/moving motion.”
Casper Skulls’ Mercy Works is out now on Buzz Records. It is available for purchase here.
05/03 – Los Angeles, CA – All Star Lanes w/ Suzie True
05/05 – Las Vegas – Starboard Tack
05/07 – St Louis – Foam
05/08 – Cincinnati – Yacht Club Flam
05/11 – Toronto, CA – Audiotree x CMW @ Horseshoe w/ Ought, PONY
Release Date: November 3rd 2017
1. Mercy Works
2. You Can Call Me Allocator
3. Lingua Franca
4. What’s That Good For
6. Colour of the Outside
7. Chicane, OH
8. I Stared at “Moses and the Burning Bush”
9. The Science of Dichotomies
11. Faded Sound